Claiming Crown Nominations Close Nov. 8, Races Scheduled For Dec. 5 At Gulfstream

Nominations for the 22nd edition of the popular Claiming Crown, a nine-race event offering $835,000 in purses, close Sunday, Nov. 8.

This year’s Claiming Crown will be run Saturday, Dec. 5 at Gulfstream Park. The event has undergone a major revitalization in the nine consecutive years Gulfstream has hosted the event.

Nomination forms can be found at https://claimingcrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020nominationform.pdf.

Nominations can be sent to Eric Friedman at eric.friedman@gulfstreampark.com, or call 954.457.6975.

The $150,000 Jewel will headline the Claiming Crown program. The 1 1/8-mile route will be contested by 3-year-olds and up that have raced for a claiming price of $35,000 or less.

The $95,000 Tiara for fillies and mares that have raced for a claiming price of $25,000 or less will be run at 1 1/16 miles on turf, as will the $95,000 Emerald, which will be contested by 3-year-olds and up that have raced for a $25,000 claiming price or less.

The $90,000 Canterbury for 3-year-olds and up that have raced for a claiming price of $25,000 or less and the $90,000 Distaff Dash for fillies and mares that have run for a claiming price of $25,000 or less are both scheduled to be run at five furlongs on turf.

The Claiming Crown program will also include the $85,000 Rapid Transit, a seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up that have raced for a claiming price of $16,000 or less; the $80,000 Glass Slipper a mile event for fillies and mares that have raced for a claiming price of $16,000 or less; the $75,000 Express, a six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds and up that have raced for a claiming price of $8,000 or less; and the $75,000 Iron Horse, a 1 1/16-mile route for 3-year-olds and up that have raced for a claiming price of $8,000 or less.

The Claiming Crown is a partnership between the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).

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